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What mental illness did Anna Karenina have?

What mental illness did Anna Karenina have?

Anna Karenina clearly has borderline personality disorder, Holden Caulfield seems to have been abused as a child, Raymond Carver’s characters wouldn’t have these problems if they’d just go to AA. Perhaps it’s an obvious direction for students to take, given the information society provides them.

Where does Anna Karenina take place?

Imperial Russia
Set in Imperial Russia in 1874, Anna Karenina is about two women: Anna, a 27 year old woman married to a much older man, and Kitty, an 18 year old girl on the edge of adulthood.

What is so great about Anna Karenina?

Very few men write very well about women, but Tolstoy understood women just as well as men – that’s what makes the book so interesting. Anna is a wonderful character. At the end, she keeps trying to attract young men to make Vronsky jealous – Tolstoy’s very good on jealousy. And the characters are just so well-rounded.

Where do Anna and Vronsky live?

He has no idea why she is being jealous and irrational. Vronsky sees that he gave up his place in the army to travel with her, so she should be satisfied with what he has already sacrificed. Anna and Vronsky relocate to Moscow and live there as a married couple (even though Anna still hasn’t divorced Karenin).

Did Vronsky love Anna Karenina?

Vronsky’s devotion to Anna appears to wane in the later chapters of the novel, but much of this appearance stems from Anna’s paranoid fears that he has fallen out of love with her. On the contrary, no indisputable evidence indicates that Vronsky loves Anna any less at the end.

Why did Anna Karenina go crazy?

She wanted to live life on her own terms, but was wracked with guilt, and this guilt led to a horrible self-loathing. The self-loathing she then projected onto other people — Karenin, society, and eventually even Vronsky himself.

What happened to Anna Karenina’s daughter?

Anna and Vronsky’s daughter, Annie, remains a baby; Tolstoy never shows events from Annie’s perspective. Anna loves her son Seryozha more than her daughter: whereas she feels real passion for her son, Anna does not have the same emotional connection with her daughter and is out of touch with her needs and desires.

What does the train symbolize in Anna Karenina?

The many references to trains in Anna Karenina all carry a negative meaning. Just as trains carry people away to new places, Anna herself is carried away by her train-station passion for Vronsky, which derails her family life, her social life, and ultimately her physical life as well.

Why did Karenin decide to divorce Anna?

Over dinner at the Oblonskys’, a guest makes a remark that displeases Karenin, who leaves the table. He finds Dolly in the drawing room and reveals to her his firm plans for divorce. Hearing that Anna has cheated on Karenin, Dolly protests that Anna will be ruined.

Is Anna Karenina a difficult read?

Anna Karenina isn’t a difficult book. But it is long, and Tolstoy’s great work is perceived as a difficult book. So here are a few tips for how to read Anna Karenina and make the work much more enjoyable and easy to get through, from a lover, teacher, lecturer, and book club host for the book.

Did Anna Karenina use birth control?

The quick research I did on this section indicates that some readers consider this to be Anna revealing that she uses birth control. This takes place in the late nineteenth century, so condoms and diaphragms were available.

How old is Vronsky?

Both Anna and Vronsky are around 25-30 years old. Also both are of the same age.